After reading the book, I just want to mention 10 things about it that I think are worth mentioning:
The book contains universal principles that work in any situation possible. This is one of the strengths of this book. The principles lied here will work for anyone, no matter if you are from England, Mexico, South Africa or US.
The inspiration for this book comes from Steve's own life experience. All the principles have been tested by Steve himself and this means that he knows what he is talking about. He actually started writing this book a long time ago, but he realized that the book wasn't going where he really wanted, so he just deleted 30 000 words and started fresh. This must have been a tough decision to take, but I have to say it: the book is worth all the sacrifices that Steve may have made!
Steve has a very different approach to personal development. He looks at things from a new, special perspective: a logical and mathematical one. This is mostly caused by his background in a computer gaming business. Because of this approach, this book is truly different from anything else you might have read about personal development. After you read the book, you will understand why.
The author style of writing resembles a lot with a conversation. When you are reading this book, you feel like you are actually talking to a good friend. Steve did a great job in connecting with his reader.
The theoretical part is great. Although the book goes into depth in explaining essential principles of life, Steve keeps it simple, so that anyone can understand what he is trying to say.
The book not only has theoretical parts, but also practical ones. It is full with exercises, tips and tricks you can quickly implement in your life to make a difference.
The book challenges you to analyze the life that you are currently living and see if it's what you truly desire. If you feel that what you are doing right now is not quite what you truly desire, then this book is exactly what you need to figure things out.
8. Hype free
"Personal Development for Smart People" is a hype free personal development book. It doesn't promise false results, quick wealth or anything like that. Steve points out that the change will only come from applying what you read, not just by reading it. It doesn't say you will get this and that if you do this, the book is only a guide that you must follow. But this guide can take you to the life you want and deserve, if you put it to action.
9. Head vs Heart
Most books about personal development are focused mainly on the "heart" part, meaning that they give you inspiration and motivation. "Personal Development For Smart People" does exactly the opposite, it addresses to mind. What do I mean by this is you get a 'head-down' approach, which reaches deeply but does it so not from the heart but the head.
I think there is no such thing as a complete book, but this one comes pretty close to it, in my opinion.
This are my 2 cents about Steve's book, and Steve, if you are reading this, congratulations! I give you a perfect 10, not only for the book, but especially for the life that you chose to live and you are living!
I embrace you,
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